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Chansheng He

Chansheng He

Chansheng He

Office: (269) 387-3425


3234 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5424

Mailing address
Department of Geography
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5424 USA

Ph.D., Resource Development, Michigan State University, 1992
M.S., Agricultural Zoning and Natural Resources Management, Northwestern Agricultural University, 1985
B.S., Agronomy, Northwestern Agricultural University, 1982

Teaching interests

Dr. He’s academic interests are in water resources management, watershed hydrology, nonpoint source pollution modeling, hydrology of the Great Lakes watersheds, water resources issues in China and comparative analysis of Sino-U.S. water resources policies. The main research questions he is trying to address are:

He has received numerous external research grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency), U.S. Geological Survey, Michigan departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources, Kalamazoo Foundation, NSF of China and The Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published over 100 articles and proceedings papers in leading national and international journals such as Journal of Hydrology, Environmental Modeling and Software, Geographical Analysis, Landscape and Urban Planning, Journal of The American Water Resources Association, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Control Engineering Practice, and Journal of Environmental Sciences. His current research projects focus on development and refinement of a watershed scale water quality model (distributred large basin runoff model or DLBRM) to support water resources research and decision making in the Great Lakes Basin, in collaboration with the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, and analysis of hydrologic impacts of climate change and human activities in Northern China, in collaboration with Lanzhou University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. 

Dr. He serves as a reviewer for research proposals for U.S. EPA, USDA, NSF, NASA, NOAA, USGS and other national and international institutions such as The State Natural Science Award and National Office for Science and Technology Awards of China, and Australian and Belgium institutions. He reviews manuscripts for over 40 national and international journals. He serves on the editorial boards of  Science China Earth Sciences, Resources Science, Journal of Reosources and Ecology and Chinese Geographical Science (English edition). He is a member of the Association of American Geographers Publication Committee, and a member of the Steering Committee of Commission for Water Sustainability, International Geographical Union. As a Fulbright Specialist, he is also an adjunct professor of Lanzhou University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and The Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research. 

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